Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Rose

50 S.W. Morrison St., Portland, Oregon, 97204, United States See on Map

Portland is known the world over as being an artistic, vibrant, and somewhat wacky city (hence the “Keep Portland Weird” motto) - and Hotel Rose is intent on keeping that perception alive. From their colorful rooms to their eclectic furnishes (because Hotel Rose is a Staypineapple hotel, there are more than a few pieces of pineapple decor floating around), when you stay at Hotel Rose, you’re definitely in for an anything-but-generic hotel stay.


room

The rooms at Hotel Rose are large, comfy, and have all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay, like flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffeemakers.


Hotel Rose occupies prime real estate right next to the water. For a killer view, request a room on the waterfront side of the hotel.

Waterfront King
Photo: Waterfront King
Waterfront Double
Photo: Waterfront Double
Cityscape King Balcony
Photo: Cityscape King Balcony

bathroom

The bathrooms are modern and spacious with oversized showers and come stocked with great amenities like Tommy Bahama bath products and a plush bathrobe in the hotel’s signature yellow hue (with matching slippers to boot!).

Cityscape King closet
Photo: Cityscape King closet
Cityscape King bathroom
Photo: Cityscape King bathroom
Cityscape Double Balcony Bathroom
Photo: Cityscape Double Balcony Bathroom

lobby

The lobby of Hotel Rose is plenty colorful, with art-deco inspired decor (the seating area and light installation are particularly interesting) and again, plenty of pineapples, from the pineapple painting on the wall to the free (and delicious) pineapple cupcakes you can grab around the clock.

gym

Need to get a workout in? No problem - Hotel Rose has a gym with cardio equipment and free weights.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The gym at Hotel Rose is pretty small and only has a few machines, so if you don’t want to wait in line for an elliptical machine, try to squeeze your workout in during off hours.

dining

Bottle + Kitchen, Hotel Rose’s on-site restaurant, serves up globally inspired comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a vibrant, art-inspired setting that feels in line with the rest of the hotel.

drinking

Bottle + Kitchen has an impressive craft cocktail menu (try the Spiced Sangria or share The Tinder with your dining companion) or, if you want something non-alcoholic, Hotel Rose has an espresso bar where you can grab - you guessed it - pineapple espresso.


LOCATION

Getting Around

Downtown Portland is extremely walkable and has easy access to Portland’s excellent public transportation system (there’s a bus stop or MAX Light Rail station that will take you anywhere in the city within a few blocks). You can also borrow a bicycle from the hotel if you want to explore the city on two wheels. If you do bring a car, you’ll need to shell out $25 per night in parking fees.

Restaurants

There’s plenty of good eating within walking distance of Hotel Rose. Try Jackrabbit (7-minute walk), a trendy spot with an adventurous American menu (shared suppers include Braised Rabbit made with 80 cloves of garlic and Pin Bone Steak with bone marrow dip). Tangier (7-minute walk) is another spot popular with the locals and known for whipping up the best Moroccan and Lebanese dishes in town.


Bars

Grab a beer at Kelly’s Olympian (6-minute walk), a dive bar with a late-night happy hour that often hosts local DJs and musicians. If you’re looking for something a little more upscale, try Barlow (10-minute walk), a speakeasy with an inventive craft cocktail menu that will have you feeling like you stepped in a time machine back to the 1920s.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Hotel Rose has an awesome location right next to the water and captures the “Keep Portland Weird’ spirit without feeling kitschy or over-the-top.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Casual Chic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 866-866–7977;503-221–0711

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